Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
The Stuff of Our Lives, The Attic Clutter: An Interview with Rachel O'Neill
Read Time: 8 mins
Ahead of the launch of her debut collection, One Human...
Literature
The Stuff of Our Lives, The Attic Clutter: An Interview with Rachel O'Neill
By Rosabel Tan
At the Service of the Unusual
Read Time: 15 mins
In engineering, a well-designed building has its own...
Literature
At the Service of the Unusual
By Pip Adam
Internet Histories | 30 September
Read Time: 5 mins
Quantity, Quality, and writing for the web
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 30 September
By Pantograph Punch
This Broken Ladder: Why Women Still Can’t Make It In The Legal Profession
Read Time: 26 mins
Admissions of female lawyers have outnumbered males...
Society
This Broken Ladder: Why Women Still Can’t Make It In The Legal Profession
By Di White
Internet Histories | 16 September
Read Time: 12 mins
This Fortnight: the Leader we deserve, DC Comics gon...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 16 September
By Pantograph Punch
Portrait of a Super Carder: Brief Chats with Political Cartoonists
Read Time: 15 mins
Political cartoonists: even they think they're dying...
Art
Portrait of a Super Carder: Brief Chats with Political Cartoonists
By Pantograph Punch
Internet Histories | 2 September
Read Time: 18 mins
This fortnight: The soul-sapping no-win spectacle...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 2 September
By Pantograph Punch
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
Read Time: 19 mins
From her base on the Kapiti Coast, one woman is realising...
Music
A Dream Of A Fantasy: Looking For Lori Watt
By Claire Duncan
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